Different Regional types of ramen

Today we will talk about the different Regional types of ramen. In a previous article, we’ve talked about the main flavors of ramen; Shoyu, Shio, Miso and Curry Ramen. But did you know that these flavors of ramen can be made with different styles and techniques? 

Ramen isn’t just one flavor and one type of noodles, it’s specific to a type of ramen from a certain Region. Almost every part of Japan has it’s own style of ramen. There are so many regions we can mention but we will talk about the ones that have become famous worldwide.

First up is Tokyo style ramen. This ramen typically uses thin, curly noodles with a light soy-flavored chicken broth. The Standard toppings for this ramen are scallions, menu, pork chashu, kamaboko, egg, spinach and seaweed.

Second up is Sapporo style ramen from Hokkaido. This ramen is famous for it’s rich thick soup. Miso ramen originates from here and is probably one of the most famous ones on our list. The regular toppings are corn, butter, bean sprouts, garlic and pork chashu. Many places also offer “Seafood” variations.

Third up is Kitakata style from Honshu. This ramen uses a thick/flat curly noodles with pork and niboshi broth. Ramen is so popular in this region that it is known to have the most ramen establishments in one area.

Forth up is Hataka Ramen from Fukuoka in Kyushu. This ramen uses a thin resilient noodles. It’s served with a rich and milky tonkotsu broth. Toppings are usually  garlic, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, and spicy pickled mustard greens. This style of ramen is also very popular as several chain restaurants are found all over Japan.

Next up is Wakayama style ramen from the Kansai region. The main flavor for this ramen is shoyu mixed with pork bones. While there isn’t too much to say about this ramen, it’s popular enough that we have to mention this style. 

And last but not least, Yokohama style ramen! You might be already familiar with this style since it is the style for Yaguchiya Ramen! It’s commonly referred to as Iekei style ramen. This style of ramen uses a thicker style of noodles. It’s served in a chicken and pork broth to create a lighter balance. Customers typically choose how they want their noodles cooked as well as flavor level and oil.

And there you have it, these are the most famous flavors of ramen that you will find around Vancouver. We are happy to be bringing authentic Yokohama style ramen to our customers!

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Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Yaguchiya soup base – 矢口家スープ

So far in our blog, we have talked about the different types of ramen flavors and how we serve them at Yaguchiya Ramen. Today we will talk about the soup base, which is what makes our ramen “Iekei” style ramen. We may have mentioned before what Iekei style ramen is but if you are reading about this for the first time, heres a quick recap.

Japanese Ramen has many different variations from different regions of Japan. Iekei ramen originates from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. It was first made around the year 1974. While Iekei style ramen uses certain noodles and toppings, we will just talk about the soup base.

Iekei style ramen is the perfect balance of the popular Tonkotsu style from Kyushu in the West, and the Shoyu style from Tokyo in the East. The soup base is primarily made up of pork bones and chicken bones boiled over a long period of time. When it is ready to serve, you get a light and flavorful soup. This base is traditional mixed with shoyu, but we offer this soup base in shio, miso and spicy ramen as well. We are constantly cooking this soup all day, so you can always expect to be served a steaming hot bowl of ramen!!

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Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Chashu Bowl – チャーシュー丼

One of our popular side dishes is our Chashu Bowl. This rice bowl or donburi is unique as chicken or beef rice bowls are usually the more common rice bowls served in Japanese restaurants.

Our chashu bowl is made with the sam delicious chashu we use on our ramen! It’s diced into small pieces and mixed with garlic shoyu, diced leek and chicken oil for a flavourful taste. We also off it in a spicy variation!!

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Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Yaguchiya Bun – 矢口家角煮まん

Today we will talk about one of our very popular side dishes. Yaguchiya Ramen has many side dishes to choose from but one of our customer favorites is our Yaguchiya Bun! 

Our Yaguchiya Bun is a pretty simple side dish but tastes delicious. It’s made up with a Chinese style steamed bun or Bao bun with our Kakuni and the sauce used to make the Kakuni on top of a piece of lettuce. 

Part of why this bun is so delicious is because of our 角煮 (Kanji for Kakuni). Kakuni is Japanese for “square simmered”. Kakuni is a type of braised pork. It is a very popular dish from Kyushu, Japan. Though it most likely originated from China, it’s considered a Japanese Chinese cuisine.

Our Kakuni is simmered inside a secret soy sauce recipe. It’s tender and has a hint of sweetness. We pour a table spoon of the sauce onto the steamed bun for more flavor. Throw this inside of our steamed buns and you got a delicious Yaguchiya Bun which is actually only served in our Canadian location for $3.95!!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Vegan Ramen – ビーガンラーメン

Last but not least, we will talk about our Vegan ramen! A very important ramen on our menu since we want any Vegan or Vegetarian customers to enjoy Japanese style ramen too! It’s completely meat-free, no MSG and no egg or dairy product.

While this ramen as isn’t traditional as our normal Iekei style ramen, we are still creating a ramen bowl with noodles and fresh vegetable toppings.

The soup base is made in house with a combination of vegetable broth and our Soybeans paste to bring a creamy texture to the soup. For the noodles, we cook noodles which is egg free, however customers can request the normal egg noodles that we use for our ramen. We then top the ramen with fresh vegetables. Spring seasonal leaves, kabocha, lotus roots, young corn and baby tomatoes. You aren’t limited to these toppings though, feel free to add anything extra from our topping menu!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Yaguchiya Special Ramen – 矢口家スペシャルラーメン

Have you tried the most popular choice on our menu? The #1 choice on our menu is the Yaguchiya Special Ramen! This signature ramen is a Shoyu based ramen that we’ve been proudly serving for over 24 years!

So far on our blog, we’ve talked about some of the main flavors of ramen and how we serve them at Yaguchiya Ramen. These flavors being Shoyu, Shio, Miso and Spicy.  Shoyu is the most famous flavor of ramen out of all of them and the one we recommend the most! It’s classic flavor is a must try and we want to offer the most authentic Iekei style Shoyu for the best value.

The Yaguchiya Special ramen is our Shoyu deluxe. It has all the original toppings of our Shoyu ramen plus more. It has spinach, leek, 5 pieces of seaweed, 3 slices of chashu, and our seasoned egg.  Come and enjoy this signature ramen on your next visit!

 

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Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Spicy Ramen at Yaguchiya – スパイシーラーメン

Today we will talk about Spicy Ramen. Spicy Ramen isn’t as traditional as the other main flavours like Miso, Shoyu and Shio, however it does have its own place in ramen cuisine.

Like most other ramen, there are many variations on how each ramen is put together. We’ll talk a little bit about how Yaguchiya’s Spicy Ramen is put together. The base is using our delicious Iekei style broth. Then we blend in our special spicy miso paste and our Shoyu which is both made in house!

For toppings, we add spinach, bean sprouts, chashu and a pinch of shredding chilli pepper. Enjoy the heat with each slurp!!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Shio Ramen at Yaguchiya – 塩ラーメン

Today we will talk a bit about Shio Ramen. Shio is Japanese for “Salt”. The kanji for shio is 塩. Which means this is salt ramen! This type of ramen is actually the first flavor to be used when ramen was first invented!

Shio ramen is typically a lighter flavor of ramen compared to it’s Shoyu brother or other flavors. It allows you to taste the broth base of the ramen more. While there are many variations of how ramen is made, we will talk about Yaguchiya’s Shio ramen. 

Our Shio ramen uses our Iekei style broth, which is made up of chicken and pork. We add Shio flavor to this broth along side with our egg noodles, It’s then topped with spinach, seaweed, and 2 pieces of chashu. Even better when you order extra toppings, it’s perfect with corn and our seasoned egg!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
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Miso Ramen at Yaguchiya – 味噌ラーメン

Today let’s talk about Miso ramen. Miso ramen is very popular, making it one of the main flavors served at ramen shops. The flavor miso, actually has a long history behind it in Japan. We will talk about its ramen history and how we serve it at Yaguchiya Ramen.

So what is Miso? This is something we get asked quite frequently when our customers are deciding which ramen to try.

Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning which is made from fermented soybeans and mixed with barely, rice, buckwheat, millet, rye, wheat, hemp seed, cycad and a few other ingredients depending on the variation. Japan actually has a long history of the use of Miso, dating back since the Neolithic Era (14,000 – 300BC). This makes Miso the youngest of the main flavors of ramen between Shio and Shoyu. However, Miso ramen originates from Hokkaido during the year 1965.

At Yaguchiya Ramen, we are serving an Iekei style Miso ramen. This ramen uses Miso paste blended with our signature Shoyu. It’s then topped with bean sprouts, chives, sweet corn and 2 slices of chashu. Please give it a try if you haven’t yet!!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
Contact: (604) 620-4679

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Shoyu Ramen at Yaguchiya – 醤油ラーメン

Today we want to talk a bit about Shoyu Ramen. Shoyu is Japanese for “soy sauce”. Shoyu is probably the most famous flavor of ramen and almost every ramen shop serves this flavor. But what makes the Shoyu ramen at Yaguchiya Ramen, different from everyone else?

 

As we’ve mentioned before, Yaguchiya Ramen serves Iekei style ramen which has originated from Yokohama Japan. “Shoyu” is the classic flavor of this particular style of ramen. Which means our signature ramen on our menu is our Shoyu!
Our Shoyu ramen is made up of our Iekei soup base, which is a mix of chicken and pork added with some delicious chicken oil. Next we blend this soup base with Shoyu which is made in house from our very own recipe! The ramen is the topped with the classic toppings of Iekei style, which is spinach, seaweed and chashu.
We also offer a “Special” version of the Shoyu, which is all the normal toppings with more seaweed, more chashu, shredded leek and our seasoned egg!

Yaguchiya Ramen

Where: 4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 5 – 9:30 pm
Contact: (604) 620-4679

Web: http://yaguchiya-ramen.com

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